December Beauty Favorites

Hi friends! I hope everyone’s holiday season is going well! I was super happy to see some snow here just yesterday, and I hope tat it continues. While the winter weather is definitely beautiful, there is no doubt that winter comes with a slew of beauty issues. Personally, dry skin and hair is the biggest struggle, especially with swimming most days of the week. The products that I am talking about today are my favorites for the month and really help with combating winter beauty struggles 🙂

Freeman Face Masks

I picked up two of these face masks on Black Friday from Ulta( less than $3 each!) and have been really happy with both. My favorite is the clay mask pictured above, not only is it a BRIGHT blue, but it smells really good. The second mask that I bought was a peel off gel mask. The brand also carries different masks for specific needs, like acne or oily skin. I typically do each mask once a week 🙂

Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo

Recently, I have been trying to wash my hair as a little as possible to keep it healthy. I have swimming at least 5 days a week so I wash it every swim day to get out the chlorine. Aside from that, this dry shampoo has been a lifesaver. I had previously tried out some of the more popular dry shampoo brands, but I hadn’t been getting the results that I wanted. This dry shampoo smells amazing, is easy to use and creates volume so your hair doesn’t look stringy and flat.

Wet n Wild Megalast Nail Polish

This drugstore brand nail polish reminds me a lot of OPI, my favorite brand. Their formula isn’t streaky and the brush is similar to OPI’s. These are two of my favorite shades, Haze of Love(left) and Private Viewing(right). They are both great for the holiday season and stay on pretty long.

Looking forward to more holiday posts!

Minnie

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Neutrogena SkinClearing Makeup!

**NOTE: I collaborated with Neutrogena for this post, and they sent me these products to review. All opinions are 100% mine 🙂

Hi friend! Today I am super excited to be sharing my thoughts on Neutrogena’s makeup that is specially formulated not only to hide skin imperfections, but also help treat and prevent breakouts. I got to try out three of their products that are part of the line: the SkinClearing Mineral Powder (my fave!), the SkinClearing Liquid Makeup, and the SkinClearing Blemish Concealer.

 

My favorite of the products is the mineral powder, which I will absolutely be using in my everyday makeup. It is perfect to wear on top of foundation and can easily be worn on it’s own for a sheerer look. I noticed that, just like the packaging says, my skin appeared less shiny at the end of the day. The finish is matte, especially when wearing full coverage

The foundation contains salicylic acid, which is essential to treating breakouts. I personally don’t wear foundation that often, but this seems to be very lightweight and perfect for everyday wear.

I absolutely loved using the concealer, which fully covers dark under eye circles. Also made with salicylic acid, the product is formulated to help prevent acne and cover skin imperfections. The applicator is also really precise which is a major plus 🙂

Neutrogena has a variety of shades to choose from, but 030 matches my skin the best.

ExperimenTIP: Try wearing all products a once as a flawless setting for your bold makeup ideas! With multiple holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to try out new looks!

Check out the Neutrogena website for more information!

 

 

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Back-To-School Essential: Evian Facial Spray

Disclaimer: These samples were sent to me by Evian to review as a sponsored post, but all opinions are 100% mine. 🙂

 

Hi friends! This post is one of the first in my back-to-school series, so be sure to comment or directly email me if you have any suggestions for blog posts you would like to see! I have seen some posts on time management, note taking, organization, and school outfit ideas that I would love to write for y’all so expect some of those coming soon! I love the back-to-school season, buying school supplies is one of my favorite things to do in the fall. This year I started using the Evian facial spray to keep my skin hydrated throughout the day. It is in small spray bottle which makes it perfect to fit into a pencil case or purse for on the go hydration. Not only is it fun to use, the spray has multiple uses-from misting your hair to keep stray hairs in place, to reviving the color in your makeup throughout the day. I am also looking forward to using this spray while I am traveling in the next few weeks.

Be sure to check out Evian Spray!

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Why When Face Masks are the Best Face Masks for Sale

Disclaimer: These face masks were sent to me by When to review, but all opinions are 100% mine 🙂

Hi friends! Recently, I have been focusing more on skincare, rather than covering up the things I don’t like on my face with makeup. A product that it is super helpful in improving my skin and really relaxing to apply is a face mask! I have always used face masks, but When sheet masks are the best that I have ever used because of the high quality ingredients used(every mask has Ginseng Extract!) and the quality of the mask itself!

There is a When mask for basically every skin type/need and they each have different natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera Leaf Extract and Chamomile Flower Water. My personal favorite mask is he “Travelmate” mask, which rejuvenates your skin from harsh wind or direct sunlight( perfect for summer)! One of my favorite attributes about the When face masks are that they come with a sheet of paper and a sheet of film that sandwich the mask so it doesn’t get tangled and rip. Another quality that I adore about the When face masks are that they are completely soaked in the hydrating liquid, as opposed to some other face masks that I have used that don’t have enough liquid to coat your whole face.

Me after using my favorite face mask!

Check out http://whenmask.com/ for these amazing face masks!

Disclaimer: These face masks were sent to me by When to review, but all opinions are 100% mine 🙂

XOXO

Minnie

 

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On my nightstand: Leave Your Mark

Hi guys! Today I am doing a book review. The book I will be talking about is called ‘Leave Your Mark’ by Aliza Licht. Aliza is now the founder and president of Leave Your Mark LLC, after the success of her book, but she used to be the DKNY PR girl. In her book, she talks about the many different jobs that she had and the important lessons that they taught her. Aliza’s book is broken up into 3 sections: land your dream job, kill it in your career, and rock social media! Each one offers helpful tips and first-hand experiences, paired with advice on how not to make the mistakes that she did. I highly recommend this book for some #career inspo and advice on everyday situations and social media.

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Also, how cute is the cover? I love everything about it-from the lipstick print to the turquoise background. I also included some of my favorite beauty essentials that I have been using a lot lately. This little bottle of living proof hair cream smells amazing and basically ensures you will never have a bad hair day again. I am in love with this shade of the Clinique chubby stick! I have purchased it in this beautiful color called pudgy peony and it adds the perfect pop of color to any outfit. I am working on a fall look book for you guys and I am so excited!

Thanks for reading!

Minnie

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